Buying a home

  • This document looks at what you need to consider before buying a property and the processes involved.
  • Stamp duty is paid on the transfer of property

  • Each time the ownership of a property changes, a new deed of title is drawn up to record the change. Tailte Eireann is responsible for 2 systems for recording property transactions.

  • Brief description of 2 different types of insurance that you can take out in respect of a mortgage.

  • As well as mortgage payments, the other costs involved in buying a home can be significant.

  • A summary of steps to take when moving house, including transferring utilities, redirecting post and notifying schools.

  • A mortgage interest tax credit or relief is a tax relief based on the amount of qualifying mortgage interest that you pay in a tax year for your home. A new temporary mortgage interest tax credit was announced in Budget 2024. The previous scheme ended on 1 January 2021.

  • The Property Services Regulatory Authority (PSRA) is responsible for licensing and regulating property services providers in Ireland. This document described their licencing and other functions

  • This page explains the property rights of cohabiting couples, for example, in relation to buying a home together, making a cohabitation agreement, applying for local authority housing, and getting legal advice.
    This document is in: Cohabiting couples

  • Overview Document This page has information on how to find accommodation when you return to Ireland.
    This document is in: Finding somewhere to live